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Ch 18: Post-War and the Cold War: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Post-War and the Cold War chapter of this Middle School US History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master post-war and the Cold War. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of post-war and the Cold War.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering middle school US history will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding McCarthyism or the Cold War in America
  • Need an efficient way to learn about post-war America and the Cold War
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers
  • Missed class time and need to catch up
  • Can't access extra US history learning resources at school

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Post-War and the Cold War chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Post-War and the Cold War chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any post-war or Cold War question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:

  • What did American politics look like in the post-war era?
  • What were some effects of the Cold War?
  • What was the U.S.' involvement in the Korean War?
  • How did McCarthyism and the Red Scare impact American society?
  • How did Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Nixon deal with the Cold War?
  • What caused the Vietnam War?

16 Lessons in Chapter 18: Post-War and the Cold War: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

1. Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

In this lesson, we will learn about American politics in the post-war era. We will highlight the broad contours of foreign and domestic policies, and learn how Americans planned to deal with the challenges of an increasingly complex world.

Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

2. Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

In this lesson, we will explore American postwar culture. We will learn what life was like throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s by highlighting important cultural trends.

The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

3. The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

In this lesson we will explore the counter-culture of the postwar era. We will examine the groups and individuals who defied the conventions of mainstream society.

The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

4. The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

The period of distrust between the Soviet Union and United States was known as the Cold War. Learn about the origins of the era, essential events and the shaping of the national security state.

United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects

5. United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects

The Korean War was a short but bloody war with more than five million casualties. Find out what caused this deadly and destructive war, how the United States came to be involved and how the war affected Korea and its allies.

McCarthyism and the Red Scare: Definition, Causes & Effects

6. McCarthyism and the Red Scare: Definition, Causes & Effects

The fear of communism, known as the Red Scare, led to a national witch hunt for suspected communist supporters, which was known as McCarthyism. Learn about the rise of McCarthyism and the Red Scare, the impact of McCarthyism on American society and the legacy of the short-lived fear campaign.

The Cold War in America: Effects on Everyday Life

7. The Cold War in America: Effects on Everyday Life

Fear of communism and nuclear annihilation spread throughout the United States during the Cold War. Learn about the effects of the Cold War on everyday life and the determination of Americans to prepare for and combat the communist menace.

Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

8. Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

President Dwight D. Eisenhower entered office during an amplified period of the Cold War. Learn about Eisenhower's domestic and foreign agenda in dealing with the Cold War during the 1950s.

The Election of 1960: Kennedy vs. Nixon

9. The Election of 1960: Kennedy vs. Nixon

In this lesson, we will be learning about the exciting election of 1960. We will learn about the men running for president in this election (John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon) and why this election was important.

John F. Kennedy and the Cold War

10. John F. Kennedy and the Cold War

Upon entering office in 1961, President John F. Kennedy was tasked with the challenge of maintaining the upper hand in the United States' battle against communism. Learn about Kennedy's successes and failures in handling the Cold War.

The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

11. The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

In this lesson, we'll learn about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, its aftermath and the subsequent investigations, as well as some of the resulting conspiracy theories.

The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

12. The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

The Vietnam War was the longest and most polarizing conflict in the history of the United States. Learn about the causes of the war as well as its effects on the United States.

Domestic Responses to the War in Vietnam

13. Domestic Responses to the War in Vietnam

In this lesson, we will learn about the domestic responses to the Vietnam War. We will explore the impact the war had upon American society and learn how the American people felt about it.

The Election of President Nixon

14. The Election of President Nixon

In this lesson, we will learn about the election of President Richard Nixon. We will learn who he ran against and what themes were important during the presidential election of 1968.

What Was the 26th Amendment?

15. What Was the 26th Amendment?

The 26th Amendment was passed in 1971, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18. In this lesson, learn about what led to the creation of this amendment, the fight to get it ratified and its ratification.

President Nixon and the Vietnam War

16. President Nixon and the Vietnam War

In this lesson, we will take a look at President Richard Nixon's involvement in the Vietnam War. We will identify the central events of the Vietnam War that took place under the Nixon Administration and we will explore Nixon's role in the conflict.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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